Greta Thunberg Expertly Turned Trump's Own Words Against Him in Response to His Latest Twitter Tantrum
Last December, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg won TIME magazine's Person of the Year, a distinction famously sought by President Donald Trump, which he won in 2016.
Trump was irate to learn that Thunberg had bested him, and not long after excoriating an impeachment witness for using his teenage son's name in a hearing, Trump lambasted the teenager on Twitter.
He suggested she take care of what he called an "Anger Management problem."
So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill! https://t.co/M8ZtS8okzE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2019
Fast forward to nearly a year later.
Ballot processing for the 2020 election between Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is in its second day after Election Day, with results awaiting in five states. Biden still maintains an electoral lead over Trump, but has yet to reach the magic number of 270.
Trump has significantly fewer pathways to victory than Biden, and demanded that states "STOP THE COUNT!" despite Biden leading in states Trump must win.
STOP THE COUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2020
Thunberg then pounced, using Trump's words from the year before against him.
So ridiculous. Donald must work on his Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Donald, Chill! https://t.co/4RNVBqRYBA
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) November 5, 2020
Thunberg instructed Trump to take his own advice and "Chill!" or "go to an old fashioned movie with a friend!"
Trump's critics across the country applauded Thunberg's masterful clapback.
Jedi Master level trolling here by Greta Thunberg.
That burn's gonna leave a mark. https://t.co/GM6dZiMGVz
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) November 5, 2020
.@GretaThunberg waited in the cut for 11 months to hit him with this, during his weakest moment. https://t.co/1GFBEgYYPF pic.twitter.com/yOYsRNqRTC
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) November 5, 2020
Ice-cold pay-back a year later. 100/100, young lady. https://t.co/x4BDH0D8ST
— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) November 5, 2020
She wasn't the only one to ridicule Trump's demand.
The Baudelaire Orphans: https://t.co/nZFBJ8hsma
— Santa's Little Yumnut (@hamishsteele) November 5, 2020
me when i'm taking a selfie and forget to turn self timer off https://t.co/RcADSnetdv
— a (@brokeangeI) November 5, 2020
Me when doing the pacer test in gym class https://t.co/uhnKEQlcvt
— Icevember 16th ❄️ (@_omnificent_) November 5, 2020
Votes across the nation continue to be counted.